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Other

Description:

This page contains a short explanation and Java simulation of the physics behind rainbows. It covers the reflection and refraction effects of light inside a water droplet as well as polarization. A discussion forum regarding this material is also provided. This is part of the Virtual Physics Laboratory at the National Taiwan Normal University. The applet and HTML files are available for download to registered users.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 1
  • Grade 6
  • Grade 8
  • Grade 9

Keywords:

Rainbow,NSDL,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Sunlight,Polarization,Mathematics,rainbow,Optics,polarization,Law of Refraction,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061003061752419T,Informal Education,Higher Education,Geometrical Optics,Refractive Index,Diffraction,water,Physics,Polarization by Reflection,Reflection - Curved Surfaces,Color,Rainbows,Engineering,High School,NSDL_SetSpec_439869,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Geoscience

Language:

English

Access Privileges:

Public - Available to anyone

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Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike

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